Coaching and volunteering programme

Our sports coaching and volunteering programme is a way for you to engage with sports in a new way - as a coach, rather than an athlete.

The programme is open to all students with a passion for sports, regardless of their degree, and gives you the chance to develop valuable skills that employers are looking for. You will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Coaching, officiating and umpiring
  • Organising and planning events
  • Photography and filming

We work closely with our partners to offer opportunities internally and externally. If we don't have an opportunity you're looking for, we will help you find it.

Programme benefits

By joining the programme and becoming part of of the team, you will benefit from high quality training and support from coaching mentors. 

Free kit

We'll provide high quality sports kit for you to wear during your sessions.

Funding opportunities

You'll have opportunity to apply for funding towards additional qualifications.

Career prospects

We offer paid opportunities and the chance to build new contacts.

Any students who are working with children will need to undertake a DBS check, which will be paid for by the University.

If you are already volunteering within your local community but are not part of the programme, please get in touch, as you may still be able to qualify for the above benefits.

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